Local authorities in the Central African Republic locality of Yidere suspect they might have uncovered a war crimes scene following the discovery of a mass grave containing 20 skeletons in the locality situated in the Mambere-Kadei prefecture, about 60 km from Lamy-Point in the west of the country.
Locals in the area believe the skeletons were the remains of victims of a retaliatory attack carried out by Russian mercenaries in October last year against rebels of the Coalition of Patriots for Change (CPC) following an ambush which resulted in the death of three Wagner Security Group operatives in the village of Banga within the Haute-Bombe council.
A civil society activist told HumAngle the “remains present signs of a violent massacre.”
A victim has been identified by his family through his shoes, he said, adding that the skeletons were discovered in the forest by herders.
“The discovered skeletons constitute veritable evidence of a mass massacre perpetrated by men of the Wagner Security Group against the population of the Central African Republic,” he said.
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